COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates

Updates for the racing community regarding industry changes due to COVID-19 concerns.

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Updated 5/28/20 12:27 p.m.

This is a compilation of industry notifications due to COVID-19 concerns. This is a fluid situation, and changes happen rapidly. This page will be updated as quickly as possible, but may be delayed. 

Information from U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist

U.S. Small Business Administration Coronavirus Small Business Guidance Webpage

Information on Small Business Loans That May Assist Horsemen

ARIZONA

Cochise County Fair - Cancelled

Rillito Park – Postponed, tentatively rescheduling 

Sonoita - Cancelled

Turf Paradise – Cancelled, stable area open until May 1
 

CALIFORNIA

Ron Hartley Memorial – Postponed

Los Alamitos Race Course Racing as scheduled, closed to public


COLORADO

Arapahoe Park – Plan to open June 6.
 

IDAHO

Pocatello Downs – Racing June 3

Sandy Downs - Cancelled
 

INDIANA

Indiana Grand - Pending approval, meet will open June 15.

IOWA

Prairie Meadows - Backstretch opens June 1, meet tentatively opens June 26

LOUISIANA

Louisiana Downs – Final days of racing cancelled, casino closed

LQHBA Member Meeting – Cancelled

Delta Downs – Meet set to open June 10


NEW MEXICO

Sunland Park – Remaining racing dates cancelled

Ruidoso Downs  – Meet opened May 22

SunRay Park – Casino closed, remaining racing dates cancelled

Downs at Albuquerque - Casino closed

NORTH DAKOTA

Chippewa Downs and North Dakota Horse Park - Meets potentially delayed

MINNESOTA

Canterbury Park - Track has requested to be allowed to open June 10.

MONTANA

Miles City - Cancelled
 

OKLAHOMA

Remington Park – Racing while closed to public and strictly regulated, casino closed. 

Will Rogers Downs - Thoroughbred meeting continues racing while closed to the public

OREGON

Grants Pass Downs - Offering 9 days of racing, June 16-July 8

TEXAS

Governor has signed order allowing simulcast and horse racing to reopen

Lone Star Park – Opened for training. Quarter Horse meet still on as planned.

Retama Park - Horsemen already stabled at Retama allowed to stay through April

Sam Houston Race Park – Cancelled spring Quarter Horse meet, refunds will be sent to horsemen

UTAH

Weber Downs – Meet open

WASHINGTON

Emerald Downs-   Set to open for racing June 22 (no fans in attendance)

Sun Downs – Cancelled


BRAZIL

Jockey Club de Sorocaba – Meet returned May 23
 

CANADA

Canadian Horsemen offered access to special funds

Ajax Downs – Meet set to open June 10

Century Downs - closed until further notice, races shifted to Century Mile

Century Mile - Delayed 

Evergreen Park - meet likely delayed

Rocky Mountain Turf Club - meet likely delayed

MEXICO

Hipodromo de las Americas – Postponed

INDUSTRY

Heritage Place Sale Co. - No changes planned